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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: First Thanksgiving Day Parade in America

Historical marker notes that Philadelphia's parade began in 1920, several years before the one in New York City.

Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, PA
Just across the street from the Rocky statue in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. You'll have to park someplace else.
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First Thanksgiving Day Parade in America

Right in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rocky Balboa statue there is a historical marker documenting the first Thanksgiving Day Parade in America, not the usual man-stood-here-and-he-was-important markers that are usually put up.

[ConorNNS, 04/18/2024]

Take that, New York City! The marker claims that one of Philadelphia's nicknames is "the City of Firsts."

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